Chris Hemsworth had a small but impressive part in the star trek reboot but playing Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe took his career to the next level. star trek finally helped him get the partbut not before hemsworth Thor The audition went wrong, Marvel outbid him, and his younger brother almost got the part.
Chris Hemsworth was almost broke and quit acting before playing Thor
It’s hard to conceive now, but Hemsworth was once a struggling actor. star trek, in which he plays George Kirk, was his first film, but it didn’t generate many opportunities. The almost stopped acting after star trekbut Hemsworth appeared in a couple more movies: the perfect getaway Y Ca$h – prior to Thor.
Still, Hemsworth’s film career was slow to take off, and he was run out of money before joining the MCU. He seemed destined to play the part, but Hemsworth’s Thor audition sucked, Marvel upstaged him, almost saw his brother Liam win the part, and needed some outside help to win the part of his life. .
Hemsworth botched his first audition for ‘Thor,’ Marvel outshone him and ultimately beat out his brother for the role.
Hemsworth’s room Thor The film will set an MCU record: he will be the first actor to star in four standalone films.
But Hemsworth’s Thor audition “sucked,” he never got a call, and Liam Hemsworth was the first Hemsworth Marvel seriously considered for the role, as he told Wired in June 2022 (via Youtube):
“I auditioned for Thor many years ago, probably 11 or 12 years ago, and they didn’t call me back. I think my audition sucked, I think that was the response I got. So my younger brother auditioned and got really close. He got to the last five people, but then he didn’t get it. They said, Look, he’s cool, but he’s a little young. My manager then said, ‘Well, he has an older brother,’ which was me.
“I went back and re-auditioned a couple of times, and he had a different attitude. Maybe he had a little more motivation that my little brother had taken a look and I hadn’t. I had also done a couple of movies between those two auditions, so I had a little more experience and confidence in what I was going to do.”
Chris Hemsworth on his audition process for ‘Thor’
Hemsworth also had a bit of outside help. One of the films she worked on in the middle of her Thor auditions was The cabin in the woods. Joss Whedon, who wrote and produced that film and later directed Hemsworth in the Avengers, recommended Thor director Kenneth Branagh takes a closer look at Hemsworth for the role.
Still, even when Marvel decided to cast Hemsworth as Thor, the Australian actor had to dispel his doubts before saying yes.
Hemsworth faced excitement and hesitation when he finally landed the part.
Hemsworth’s path to playing Thor was a winding one: a horrible audition. Marvel Ghost. His brother almost won the role. A little outside help and then a chance to audition again. As excited as Hemsworth was to finally get the go-ahead, he was still hesitant to say yes.
“I was so excited. I had a very little hesitation about it. It was going to be a six-movie deal and I wanted to be locked in and typecast as a character? Hemsworth told Wired. “And then I said, you don’t have a choice, so shut up. I pushed that voice aside and said, yes. I went [for it]but none of us really knew if it was going to work, or if there was going to be an extension beyond that first in Thor 2, 3, 4, etc, or avengers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or whatever. It was all just an idea and a dream and one that she agreed with.”
Thor: love and thunderwhich hits theaters July 8, reunites Hemsworth with Thor: Ragnarök director Taika Waititi, but the fourth Thor the movie could be Hemsworth’s Last Marvel Movie. In fact, as Phase 4 of the MCU winds down, now seems like a natural time for Hemsworth to explore other roles.
He is ready to star furiousthe Mad Max: Fury Road follow-up, and is attached to a Hulk Hogan biopic. Our guess is that Hemsworth made it through those auditions, unlike his first chance at Thor.
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